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Cultural Conditions Underlying Social Change (SAMKUL)

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NOK 18 million for research on national minorities Choose
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New work programme 2016–2020 – up to NOK 100 million in funding for Researcher Projects Choose
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NOK 60 million for Researcher Projects and Personal Post-doctoral Research Fellowships Choose
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Up to NOK 100 million for Researcher Projects and Personal Post-doctoral Research Fellowships Choose
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Support for events (seminars, networks and other meeting places) Choose
NOK 25 million for fellowship positions for research projects on prevention of group-focused enmity in schools Choose


Project titles from all grant applications will be published on the Research Council website in the list of proposals under processing.

In connection with the application review process, the project summary may be forwarded to referees who are likely to be asked to assess the grant application. The project title and project summary should therefore not disclose sensitive information.


The Programme for Cultural Conditions Underlying Social Change (SAMKUL) will fund research about the cultural prerequisites underlying the formation of today's society and societal development.

To better equip society to meet major societal challenges and the opportunities arising from them, an expanded knowledge base is needed. This also entails a broad understanding of the cultural conditions, or rather cultural prerequisites, underlying societal development. This will generate important new insight and supplement the economic, the technological and the natural science-related knowledge bases, which today are largely considered to be the valid foundations for decision-making in society.

Projects with funding

At present, these projects have received funding from the SAMKUL-programme. The overview provides access to summaries and other key information on all the projects under the programme. (The overview may contain information in Norwegian.)


This programme/activity normally accepts grant applications from:

Norwegian research institutions within universities, university colleges, independent research institutes and other research institutions, as well as from Nordic research-performing institutions funded by the Nordic Council of Ministers or with public funding from at least three Nordic countries, including Norway (see link to the right for the Research Council’s definition and specification of the concept “research institution”).



Overall budget:

Approximately NOK 350 million for the entire programme period.

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